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Chapt 1-What is Law?

Type of crime that carries a penalty of more than 1 year.
the portion of the Constitution that states “the Constitution and the Laws of the United States shall be the supreme law of the land”
the highest law of the land made up of 7 Articles and 29 Amendments
The division of power among the 3 branches of government
Person accused of committing the crime or tort.
Burden of proof that must be satisfied in a civil trial.
judges examine what the lawmakers meant by enacting a law in order to interpret an unclear law.
the division of power between the states and the federal government
Party that charges someone in a criminal case.
A basic principle of our constitutional system
Burden of proof that must be satisfied in a criminal trial.
Person who accuses someone of a civil tort.
the system designed to prevent any one branch of the federal government from becoming too powerful
Type of crime that carries a penalty of less than 1 year.
guarantees the fundamental rights and liberties of all Americans, first 10 Articles of the Constitution
A lawsuit that can be brought by a person who feels wronged or injured by another person